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Taqueria Carnival

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4340 Golden Center Dr, Ste C, Placerville, CA 95667-6254
+1 530-344-7246
Today
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Dixon, California
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is good, however, not great, a little bland. Our group had 3 adults and one child. The bill was about $43 including drinks. Good prices. No beer available. Mexican food should have beer available. This restaurant is busy. I saw lots of families, working folks on lunch break and solo diners.

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Thank Jerry D
Placerville, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Lengua, and it's been tough to find in NorCal. Taqueria Carnival has delicious lengua, served swiftly, and reasonably priced. Great for take home or eat in and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Thank mcfeisty
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Northern California isn't known for great Mexican food, but Taqueria Carnival challenges that notion. Authentic and delicious, this super clean establishment serves food to delight any Californian and Mexican. And they even serve horchata. Olé!

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Thank Jay M
Houston area
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Husband and I had the yummy taco salads. Very generous portions of carnitas! Saw other meals go past and they were equally generous portions.

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Thank CyndySings
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to Taqueria Carnival many times and it never disappoints. Great place to stop after a long day of motorcycle Adventure riding. There is an outdoor seating area where you can relax and drink a cocktail and enjoy a bite to eat. I had the Carne Asada super burrito it was excellent. This is a go to spot for... More 

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Thank Jeremy H
Alameda, California
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This is where we go for Mexican food now. It's not wonderful, meaning it's not fancy and it's basic. But the food is good. It's always hot. It's very reasonable priced. It's local. Locals eat here. Lots of local Hispanic people eat here. Good, basic Mexican food. And a huge menu, so you will very likely find what you want.... More 

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Thank Greg M
Riverton, Utah, United States
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

El Carnival is part of the best Mexican food restaurants in Northern California. The Al Pastor anything is so flavorful and the Seafood Soup is amazing. We moved from Nor Cal about 10 years and this is this is the place I miss the most for great Mexican food. Not in Placerville...hit up La Fiesta Taqueria in Folsom or Mid-town... More 

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Thank Dennis M
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I love the tacos al pastor, I get it with a quesadilla. Burritos are good breakfast burritos are good. Free chips and salsa.

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Thank N-fern-0
Sacramento, California
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We travel extensively in Central and South America. The meal we had here was by far the BEST Mexican dish we have ever had !!!!! Although there is the typical rice and beans ,YOU HAVE TO TRY the Molacajete. The best way to describe this is a Mexican stew. It is served in a mortar made of volcanic rock. In... More 

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Thank bnjmartin01
Virginia Beach, VA
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248 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Arrived for late lunch on a weekday. What we liked: 1. Large menu--something for everyone. 2. Clean, well-lit interior. 3. Reasonable prices. 4. Food served on a hot platter, not foam or paper (even though you order and then go sit down and wait). 5. Free refills on self-serve soda. 6. They give you four (four!) warm ortillas on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4340 Golden Center Dr, Ste C, Placerville, CA 95667-6254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: +1 530-344-7246

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?